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Tommy Boyce & Bobby HartI Wonder What She's Doing Tonite (plus bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
A&M (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Brilliant 60s pop from the team of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart – best known for their key early songwriting work for The Monkees, but a heck of a great duo on their own! Boyce & Hart have a sparkly, sunshiney sound that's very much a part of The Monkees generation – a beautiful post-folk, post-surf blend of styles, and one that's served up with all the warmth and charm that made The Monkees so great – yet also with some cool twists and turns that make a record like this so great – the kind of chance-taking that A&M sometimes allowed its artists to take at the time! Backings are super-groovy – arranged by Artie Butler and Don McGinis – and titles include "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite", "Teardrop City", "I Wanna Be Free", "The Countess", "Population", and "Two For The Price Of One" – a great cover of a Larry Williams & Johnny Watson soul tune! Features bonus mono single tunes – "The Ambushers", "Love Every Day", "Where Angels Go Trouble Follows", and "I Wanna Be Free". CD

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Mike CooperTrout Steel (with download) ... LP LP format
Dawn/Paradise Of Bachelors, 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 21.99
A beautiful set from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a record that's got a fairly folksy tone, but lots of jazzy currents as well! The set was issued on the seminal Dawn Records label – and really shows that imprint's commitment to the left side of the spectrum – as Mike Cooper's vocals and acoustic guitar come into play with more guitar from Stefan Grossman – plus alto sax from Mike Osborne, tenor and soprano from Alan Skidmore, piano from John Taylor, and bass from the late Harry Miller – all key players on the UK avant jazz scene of the time! The mix of these players with Cooper's core inspiration is not unlike some of the most progressive material coming from Island Records – or, even better, the special jazzy moments on records by Tim Buckley or Tim Hardin – company that Cooper could very easily keep, given the strength of his songwriting. Titles include "Don't Talk Too Fast", "On My Way", "Hope You See", "Weeping Rose", "Trout Steel", "I've Got Mine", "That's How", and "Pharoah's March". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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James Darren/Shelley Fabares/Paul PetersenTeenage Triangle ... CD CD format
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
A trio of pop talents you'd normally find on TV – Paul Peterson and Shelly Fabares from the Donna Reed Show, plus James Darren, who'd also done some work for the same program as well – brought together here in a classic 60s album that allows each of their stars to shine brightly on their own! Every singer gets a set of their own tracks for the record – Fabares in the same style as her excellent records with producer/arranger Stu Phillips, Peterson at a level that's maybe a bit more throwaway kid pop, and Darren with a surprisingly strong presence that belies his record as the strongest recording star of the three. Titles include "She Can't Find Her Keys", "Keep Your Love Locked", and "Lollipops & Roses" by Paul Peterson; "Johnny Angel", "I'm Grlwoing Up", and "Johnny Loves Me" by Shelly Fabares; and "Her Royal Majesty", "Goodbye Cruel World", and "Conscience" by James Darren. CD

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Jackie De ShannonMe About You ... CD CD format
Imperial (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Sophisticated Jackie at her best – working with great arrangements from Jack Nitzsche and Nick DeCaro – both cats from the California scene we can really trust for "cut-above" pop work like this – music that goes way past the simple sounds of DeShannon's start – into cool adult territory that really makes the album great. Jackie's vocals are surprisingly soulful in the setting – even more so than before – and the tunes include lots of gems, including versions of Van Dyke Parks' "High Coin", John Sebastian's "Didn't Want To Have To Do It", and Tim Hardin's "Baby Close Its Eyes". Also includes "I Keep Wanting You", "Me About You", and "Nicole". CD

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Equipe 84Equipe 84 ... LP LP format
Vedette/Contempo (Italy), 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
Great beat group sounds from the 60s Italian scene – a debut set from 1965, and one that wasn't far behind the sound of London at the time! Eqiupe 84 sing in Italian, but draw plenty of inspiration from the Anglo world – including a very tuneful approach to their music that's equal parts Brit Invasion and Sunset Strip – served up with a slightly more garagey sound overall, which really keeps things interesting! Instrumentation is never too complex, but has some nice intensity at times – and the album features Italian covers of "Tell Me", "Don't Worry Baby", "Farmer John", and "So Tired Of Waiting For You" – plus the tracks "Papa E Mamma", "La Den Da Da", "Prima Di Cominciare", and "Se Credit A Quello Che". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus poster too!)

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Shelly FabaresThings We Did Last Summer ... CD CD format
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $9.99
We love the idea of spending the summer with Shelly Fabares – especially if it would sound as groovy as this rare gem from the 60s! Shelly's not the best singer you'll ever find, and the tunes here are hardly personal tunes from her heart – but the album's production and presentation are flawless – and one of the best examples of great girl pop you'll ever find from the time! Maestro Stu Phillips arranged and produced, and has a very good ear for the right mix of jaunty and weepy sounds that work with Fabares vocal range – at a level that often leans heavy on echo to really resonate some of the best moments in the set. The album's a real pop masterpiece – and titles include "Johnny Loves Me", "Johnny Get Angry", "See You In September", "Palisades Park", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do", "The Things We Did Last Summer", and "It Keeps Right On A Hurtin". CD

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John MayallBlues Alone ... LP LP format
London, 1967. Very Good ... $11.99
A real shift in sound for John Mayall – as the album lives up to its title, and mostly features solo work from the artist! Through the magic of overdubbing, Mayall's singing here along with his own work on organ, harmonica, and guitar – and apart from some brief additional drum work from Keef Hartley, most tracks here have a relatively spare sound overall – bluesier and rootsier than even the previous Blues Breakers albums! As you might expect, Mayall sounds great in the setting – and titles include "Down The Line", "No More Tears", "Harp Man", "Broken Wings", "Cancelling Out", "Don't Kick Me", and "Sonny Boy Blow". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK mono pressing on Ace Of Clubs. Cover has some wear.)

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John MayallTen Years Are Gone ... LP LP format
Polydor, 1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Very groovy work from John Mayall – a double-length set from the early 70s, featuring some great help from American soul jazz musicians! The group here is small, and the lineup features Red Holloway on saxes, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Freddy Robinson on guitar, and Sugarcane Harris on violin – all in a mode that has plenty of Mayall's familiar blues, but which also takes on some jazzier inflections too! The vibe's a bit like some of Sugarcane's albums of the time – rootsy in the rhythms, but tighter on instrumentation, with an occasional dose of funk – thanks to heavy drums from Keef Hartley, the only UK player who seems to be working on the date besides Mayall. Titles include "California Campground", "Drifting", "Driving Till The Break Of Day", "Don't Hang Me Up", "I Still Care", "Burning Sun", "Sitting Here Thinking", and "Dark Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousIt's Zimmerman's World We Just Live In It ... CD CD format
Pet Records, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99
A freewheelin' compilation of obscure, groovy Bob Dylan knockoff singles from the mid 60s – pretty wild stuff! It's got a few numbers by singers who so totally and so brazenly imitate Dylan's vocal mannerisms, they almost sound like weird, mirror image, bizarro world songs by the man himself – and many more that kind of do their own thing, albeit with Dylan-esque lyrical imagery – all of it very well produced and performed. It's not all by complete unknowns (how does it feeeeeeeeellllll???), with a track by Tommy Boyce of Boyce & Hart and Monkees songwriting fame, Gary Usher cohort Dick Campbell and others, but most of it is cool & strange stuff by folks we've never heard of – with material ranging from chiming folk rock to surrealistic psych pop! Includes "Breaking Your Balloon" by Johnny Cymbal, "Leaving It All Behind" by The Toads, "Gotta Turn Myself On, Babe" by TJ Black, "Come Free My Mind" by Darrell Cotton, "Thank You Babe" by The Changin' Times, "Pretty Thing (Your Out Of Sight)". CD

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VariousSilver Roads – Australian Country Rock & Singer/Songwriters Of The 70s (180 gram vinyl) ... LP LP format
Warner (Australia), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Here's a world we really don't know at all – but which really comes alive, thanks to the strength of the compilation! Australia's been home to lots of famous global acts over the years, but back in the 70s it was a real hotbed of hipster material in a country vein – work that's like the down under equivalent of late 60s Byrds or Gram Parsons – and often put together with a similar sort of inspiration! Given that these guys were light years from Nashville – and even Bakersfield too – the version of country that comes across is much more in the best singer-songwriter style of LA, especially the Elektra/Asylum side of the spectrum. Lyrics are well-penned, and instrumentation often features lots of acoustic elements mixed with careful electric touches – but all produced with a down to earth style that really keeps the individual spirit intact. The notes are great, and vibrantly illustrate this overlooked world of Australian music (at least in our hemisphere) – and tracks include "Outback Dan" by Sundown, "Wind & Rain" by Bluestone, "The Ballad Of Ned Kelly" by Fotheringay, "Gypsy Queen" by Country Radio, "Ford's Bridge" by Axiom, "Silvertown Girl" by The Flying Circus, "Winter In America" by Doug Ashdown, "Glory Glory" by Johnny Chester, "Sweet Release" by Tymepiece, and "Lay In The Graveyard" by Russell Morris. Even features the track "Sommerville" by Fraternity – an early band with Bon Scott! 2LP set features 28 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCosmic Country ... CD CD format
Warner (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Not the kind of country music you'd hear from the mainstream of Nashville, and instead a really cool collection of underground work from a variety of US scenes at the end of the 60s – most with the kind of trippy currents you'd expect from the "cosmic" in the title! Lots of the work here shows the breaking influence of country on the LA scene, but other tracks also show the trippier influences of that scene on the south as well – especially the spots where longer hair and headier attitudes were not only tolerated, but encouraged in the process of making music! The set's a really unique approach to this period, and draws together so many different strands we wouldn't have thought of – creating a rich tapestry of sounds that includes "Sam Stone" by John Prine, "Catch The Wind" by Vern Gosdin, "Close The Door Lightly" by The Dillards, "Dance Dance Dance" by Crazy Horse, "Deep Water" by Beau Brummels, "Cowboy Movie" by David Crosby, "I Wonder If I Care As Much" by The Everly Brothers, "Truck Stop Girl" by Little Feat, "From A Silver Phial" by Gene Clark, "Some Of Shelly's Blues" by The Monkees, "Wallflower" by Doug Sahm, "Do Right Woman Do Right Man" by Delaney & Bonnie, "$1000 Wedding" by Gram Parsons, "Jesus In 3/4 Time" by John David Souther, and "Pretend I Never Happened" by Willie Nelson. 2CD set features 38 tracks in all! CD

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New John MayallMoving On ... LP LP format
Polydor, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bill Cosby introduces this hip little live set from the John Mayall group – which is fitting, as there's definitely a bit of an LA groove on the set! Mayall's still in very bluesy territory, but he also gets some great soul jazz support too – from players who include Charles Owens on flute and soprano sax, Ernie Watts on tenor, and even the great Fred Jackson on baritone! Keef Hartley adds in some mighty heavy drums, but the group's further expanded by even more American players too – including Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Freddie Robinson on guitar – both players who definitely leave their mark on the set. There's some great electric piano too – and titles include the classic "Keep Our Country Green" – plus "Christmas 71", "Things Go Wrong", "Do It", "Moving On", "Red Sky", "Reasons", "High Pressure Living", and "Worried Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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New John Mayall's Blues BreakersCrusade ... LP LP format
London, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Mayall's on a new crusade here – hitting lines that are almost more truly blusey than his previous albums – thanks to a new lineup in the Blues Breakers combo! Alongside Mayall's lead on vocals, organ, harmonica, and bottleneck guitar – the group also features Mick Taylor on guitar, John McVie on bass, Keep Hartley on drums, Chris Mercer on tenor, and Rip Kant on baritone sax – the latter two of whom help keep the set from being a straight Chicago electric blues copy. Titles include "I Can't Quit You Baby", "Streamline", "Snowy Wood", "Man Of Stone", "Stand Back Baby", and "My Time After A While". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and some seam splitting, with some staining and waviness along the bottom three to four inches.)

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New Martha & The MuffinsDanseparc ... LP LP format
RCA, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums ever from Martha & The Muffins – one of the coolest groups on the Canadian scene of the early 80s! The group do a great job of picking up some of the best post-punk influences of the British and American scenes of the time – slightly funky rhythms, jagged guitars, and well-penned lyrics that keep things vivid and evocative. The tunes have an appeal that still holds very strongly all these years later – thanks partly to the well-sung vocals of Martha Johnson, who's a bit more confident than some of her contemporaries, but never goes too far over the top, or into commercial territory. Daniel Lanois handled production on the record, and the set's a great example of his talent – filled with little Eno-like elements amidst the catchier lyrics of the tunes – a real sonic sensitivity that's kept this one fresh for us. Titles include "Sins Of Children", "Obedience", "World Without Borders", "Several Styles Of Blonde Girls Dancing", "Boys In The Bushes", "What People Do For Fun", and "Whatever Happened To Radio Valve Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Swell MapsArchive Recordings Volume 1 – Wastrels & Whippersnappers – Early Home Recordings (180 gram pressing) ... LP LP format
Munster (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really great early recordings from The Swell Maps – and a set of tracks that fits very well with their all-too-few albums on Rough Trade! The tracks here were all recorded at home, but don't differ that much from their later, "professional" releases – given the raw power of the group, and their keen ear for experimentation! As with the full albums, the work here swings between full-on punky tracks and more subtle, sonic passages – already extremely creative at this point, and even with some of that later Nikki Sudden charm showing through. The package comes with full notes from Sudden and Jowe Head – and titles include "Gramofonica", "Wireless", "Televisions", "Pet's Corner", "Shubunkin", "Full Moon Blam Full Moon", "God Save The Queen", "Johnny Seven", and "Sweet & Sour (parts 2, 3, & 4)". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mike CooperTrout Steel ... CD CD format
Dawn/Paradise Of Bachelors, 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful set from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a record that's got a fairly folksy tone, but lots of jazzy currents as well! The set was issued on the seminal Dawn Records label – and really shows that imprint's commitment to the left side of the spectrum – as Mike Cooper's vocals and acoustic guitar come into play with more guitar from Stefan Grossman – plus alto sax from Mike Osborne, tenor and soprano from Alan Skidmore, piano from John Taylor, and bass from the late Harry Miller – all key players on the UK avant jazz scene of the time! The mix of these players with Cooper's core inspiration is not unlike some of the most progressive material coming from Island Records – or, even better, the special jazzy moments on records by Tim Buckley or Tim Hardin – company that Cooper could very easily keep, given the strength of his songwriting. Titles include "Don't Talk Too Fast", "On My Way", "Hope You See", "Weeping Rose", "Trout Steel", "I've Got Mine", "That's How", and "Pharoah's March". CD
Also available Trout Steel (with download) ... LP 20.99

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New Salt Water TaffyFinders Keepers ... LP LP format
Buddah, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweet groovy pop from Salt Water Taffy – one of the better bubble gum groups on the Buddah label, and a catchy little combo with a really great harmony sound! Salt Water Taffy have a great blend of male and female voices – used in a sing-songy way throughout the set that further enforces the playful nature of the tunes. Tunes are nicely original numbers produced by group members Rod McBrien & John Giametta with a nice sunny finish – and titles include their classic "Finder's Keepers", plus "The Girl Is Broke", "Whence I Make Thee Mine", "Sticks & Stones", and "Suddenly I See". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has notes in pen on back and a few stickers.)

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New VariousHello Everyone – Popsike Sparks From Denmark Street 1968 to 1970 ... CD CD format
Spark/Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare gems from the late 60s UK Spark label – a small imprint founded by the Southern Music publishing company, as their own outlet for some of the cool compositions in their catalog! Many of these tracks were recorded in the basement of the company's London offices – often by the same rough groups of musicians, which means that there's a nicely unified feel to the songs – even while the individual artists are trying to take off in a lots of cool new directions with their vocals and performances. The mode is nicely trippy at times – not all-out psych, but with lots of cool production touches on both the vocals and instrumentation, which really keeps things interesting. The package features 27 tracks in all – most of which we'd never heard before – along with rich notes on this unique slice of late 60s Brit rock. Titles include "Hello Everyone" by Sir Ching I, "Room At The Top Of The Stairs" by Timothy Blue, "The Devil Rides Out" by Icarus, "Digger" by The New Generation, "You're Still Mine" by The Eggy, "Cherrywood Green" by Just William, "Heartbreaker" by The Baby, "The Wall" by The Fruit Machine, "The Old Iron Bell" by Gene Latter, "Midsummer" Dreaming" by John Carter & Russ Alquist, and a stunning version of "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" by Eartha Kitt. CD

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New VariousSilver Roads – Australian Country Rock & Singer/Songwriters Of The 70s ... CD CD format
Warner (Australia), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Here's a world we really don't know at all – but which really comes alive, thanks to the strength of the compilation! Australia's been home to lots of famous global acts over the years, but back in the 70s it was a real hotbed of hipster material in a country vein – work that's like the down under equivalent of late 60s Byrds or Gram Parsons – and often put together with a similar sort of inspiration! Given that these guys were light years from Nashville – and even Bakersfield too – the version of country that comes across is much more in the best singer-songwriter style of LA, especially the Elektra/Asylum side of the spectrum. Lyrics are well-penned, and instrumentation often features lots of acoustic elements mixed with careful electric touches – but all produced with a down to earth style that really keeps the individual spirit intact. The notes are great, and vibrantly illustrate this overlooked world of Australian music (at least in our hemisphere) – and tracks include "Outback Dan" by Sundown, "Wind & Rain" by Bluestone, "The Ballad Of Ned Kelly" by Fotheringay, "Gypsy Queen" by Country Radio, "Ford's Bridge" by Axiom, "Silvertown Girl" by The Flying Circus, "Winter In America" by Doug Ashdown, "Glory Glory" by Johnny Chester, "Sweet Release" by Tymepiece, and "Lay In The Graveyard" by Russell Morris. Even features the track "Sommerville" by Fraternity – an early band with Bon Scott! 2CD set features 46 tracks in all! CD
Also available Silver Roads – Australian Country Rock & Singer/Songwriters Of The 70s (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 24.99
 
 
 



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